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Christmas Is So Special

  1. Hark! The Herald Angels Sing/O Little Town Of Bethlehem/Joy To The World (Medley)
  2. Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!
  3. Sleigh Ride
  4. White Christmas
  5. I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm
  6. Skater's Waltz
  7. O Tannenbaum Medley
  8. Brazillian Sleigh Bells
  9. The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open FIre)
  10. Snowbound
  11. Rudolph, The Red-Nosed Reindeer
  12. June In January
  13. Deck The Halls/It Came Upon A Midnight Clear/Good King Wenceslas/Angels We Have Heard On High (Medley)
  14. Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town
  15. Winter Wonderland
  16. The Twelve Days Of Christmas
  17. Silver Bells
  18. The Little Drummer Boy
  19. Jingle Bells
  20. Ave Maria
  21. Silent Night/Away In A Manger/We Wish You A Merry Christmas (Medley)
  22. Happy Sleigh Ride
About this album: 

All tracks 24-Bit Digitally Remastered by Bob Nargberg at Capitol Mastering.

Produced for re-issue by: Scott W. Smith
Produced by: Ferrante & Teicher
Remix Supervised by: Scott W. Smith
Pianos & Orchestra arranged by: Ferrante & Teicher
Recorded at: Bell Sound Studios – NYC
Engineer: Al Weintraub, United/Western Studios – Hollywood
Project Manager: Kenny Nemes
Art Direction: Jeffery Fey
Line Notes: Ferrante & Teicher
A&R Administration: Christopher Clough
Production: Bryan Kelley
Licensing: David Brown

Scott Smith, Art Ferrante & Lou Teicher's Special Thanks:
Tanya Sanders, Tricia Rider, John Ray, Paul Atkinson, Kenny Nemes, Justin Morris, Roy Lott, Kevin Falherty, Beatrice Chisholm, Bob "The Great One" Narberg and Steven Robben.

Ferrante & Techer play Baldwin SD-10 Concert Grands

Availability: 

CD: EMI-Capitol 72435-29057-2-0

Liner notes: 

We are often asked which is our favorite recording. With the myriad number of recordings we have made over the years, it is a difficult – if not impossible – question to answer! We have many favorites and this recording ranks very high on our preferred list. Perhaps because, to so many of us, Christmas Is So Special.

Choosing the songs to be included was a most enjoyable experience in itself. We realized that Christmas would not be Christmas without the music which has become part of the tradition over the centuries. On the other hand, we also wanted to include those songs which, over the past several decades, have joined the ranks of the music that is now an integral part of the Christmas season.

Our treatments vary from the light and frothy (by which we approach Rudolph, The Red-Nosed Reindeer, Jingle Bells and Santa Claus Is Comin’ To Town) to reverence (in our treatment of age-old carols such as Hard! The Herald Angels Sing, O Come All Ye Faithful, Silent Night et al.) . As a counterbalance we treat The Christmas Song, Winter Wonderland and Irving Berlin’s perennial favorite, White Christmas, as ballads, attempting to grasp the style and mood in which they were written.

The great variety of music afforded us was both challenging and stimulating. We hope that your pleasure in listening to Christmas Is So Special will equal our pleasure in arranging and recording it!

Our warmest wishes for A Very Merry Christmas!

Ferrante & Teicher

Doug's comments: 

For this reissue, nearly all of the tracks from Snowbound and We Wish You A Merry Christmas, previously reissued as a 2-on-1 CD, were remastered. "Ave Maria" (from Part Two, The Ferrante & Teicher Concert ) replaces "Moonlight In Vermont" in this collection.

These remasterings (minus "Ave Maria") were used on the 2012 2-on-1 reissue of the holiday albums.

I'm putting this in the CD category of "compilations." Although it does include all tracks from We Wish You A Merry Christmas, it is not an intact 2-on-1 CD.